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Citrus Irrigation and Nutrient Management Workshop Planned for February 8


January 13, 2022

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- Citrus growers depend on the latest information regarding the best irrigation and nutrition strategies for growing productive trees. University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers will share ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE
Tags: Chris Oswalt, Citrus, Citrus Research And Education Center, Citrus Trees, Davie Kadyampakeni, Irrigation, Nutrition, Soil And Water Sciences, Workshop

UF/IFAS scientists tapped to join national research effort advancing phosphorus sustainability, funded by NSF


September 12, 2021

Two University of Florida scientists have joined a national research effort to promote phosphorus sustainability across the United States. Together they will work under the funding auspices of the National Science Foundation-Science and Technology ... READ MORE

Category: NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Everglades Research And Education Center, Jehangir Bhadha, NC State, Sandra Guzmán, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, UF/IFAS In The News

UF/IFAS scientists help preserve Nature Coast, one sample at a time


June 28, 2021

This summer and fall, UF/IFAS scientists will collect data on water quality and seagrass in the recently created Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve, which includes waters off Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties. These data will be available ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Laura Reynolds, Nature Coast Biological Station, News, Savanna Barry, Soil And Water Sciences
Crayfish

Not acting like themselves: Antidepressants in environment alter crayfish behavior, study finds


June 15, 2021

Low levels of antidepressants are found in many water bodies, so animals like crayfish are often exposed to trace amounts of these drugs The researchers found that crayfish exposed to low levels of antidepressant medication behaved in ways ... READ MORE

Category: NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: AJ Reisinger, Fisheries And Aquatic Sciences, Lindsey Reisinger, News, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences

Robots may eventually help kill weeds that impede strawberry yield


June 9, 2021

BALM, Fla. --- Think of University of Florida scientists Nathan Boyd and Arnold Schumann a bit like surgeons. Except in this case, their operating room is a strawberry field. With their research, Boyd and Schumann hope to eventually help ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Farm Management
Tags: #aiatuf, Algorithm, Arnold Schumann, Artificial Intelligence, Citrus Research And Education Center, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Horticultural Sciences, Nathan Boyd, Precision Agriculture, Robots, Soil And Water Sciences, Spraying, Strawberries, Weeds

UF/IFAS professor’s agricultural productivity plan for sub-Saharan Africa published in the journal Science


June 3, 2021

By Michael Loizzo Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa has improved greatly over the past two-decades, according to data from the World Bank, but more work is needed. That is the message from Dr. Pedro Sanchez, a research professor of tropical ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: News, Pedro Sanchez, Soil And Water Sciences

UF research aims to help reduce nitrogen flow into Tampa Bay


May 18, 2021

Not all algal blooms are harmful, but Amanda Muni-Morgan hopes to eventually mitigate the impacts of nutrients going into Tampa Bay. Those nutrients – often brought to the estuary by stormwater runoff -- can fuel a harmful algal bloom. As ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, NATURAL RESOURCES
Tags: Amanda Muni-Morgan, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Harmful Algal Blooms, Karenia Brevis, Mary Lusk, Mote Marine Laboratory, Nutrients, Soil And Water Sciences, Stormwater, Tampa Bay
Coffee plants in the field

Florida-grown coffee? How UF scientists are using AI to serve up the possibilities


April 14, 2021

Most of the world’s coffee is grown in tropical regions. However, a changing climate could allow coffee to grow farther north — for example, in Florida. To understand how that might work, scientists with the University of Florida are ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agronomy, Artificial Intelligence, Coffee, News, Plant Science Research And Education Unit, Soil And Water Sciences
Coffee plants in the field

Florida-grown coffee? How UF scientists are using AI to serve up the possibilities


March 8, 2021

Most of the world’s coffee is grown in tropical regions. However, a changing climate could allow coffee to grow farther north — for example, in Florida. To understand how that might work, scientists with the University of Florida are already ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: #aiatuf, Agronomy, Artificial Intelligence, Coffee, News, Plant Science Research And Education Unit, Soil And Water Sciences

Shellfish may improve water quality in north Florida estuary


February 17, 2021

A protected estuary in north Florida comprised of the Guana Lake and Guana River is showing signs of pollution. Home to incredibly rich marshes, mounds of mussels and live oyster reefs, scientists are hoping shellfish might be a way to ... READ MORE

Category: NATURAL RESOURCES, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Ashley Smyth, Florida Sea Grant, Guana Lake, Guana River, Guana Tolomoto Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, National Estuarine Research Reserve System, Shellfish, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, St. Johns County, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center

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